Liverpool and Arsenal target Mahrez to cost £100m

first_imgTransfers Mahrez ‘will cost more than £100m’ in the summer, claims Leicester boss Puel Goal Last updated 1 year ago 02:27 1/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City Getty Transfers Leicester City Premier League Riyad Mahrez The Foxes’ manager has hinted at the steep price tag attached to his star midfielder as Arsenal and Liverpool appear interested in a move Leicester City manager Claude Puel believes star attacker Riyad Mahrez could “cost even more than £100 million” in the summer transfer window.Mahrez, 26, has been linked with a move away from the Premier League side, with Arsenal and Liverpool among those reportedly interested.The Algeria international has recaptured some of his best form this season, scoring seven times and assisting seven in 23 league games. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Puel believes Leicester will keep Mahrez through January despite the reported interest from rivals, and the price tag could be big if they sell him next summer.”Maybe in the summer he will cost even more than £100m,” Puel told reporters.  “It’s just rumours, noise about him. “We can see Riyad smile, enjoying his football, enjoying to play with his team-mates.“After the training session he continues to play, I wanted him to stay rested, but it’s perfect.”Riyad Mahrez, Leicester CityMahrez claimed the PFA Players’ Player of the Year Award in 2015-16, when he helped Leicester to a fairytale title success.Puel said the attacker was nearing his best once again and he expects it to continue.”The good ambition for him is to continue this hard work, to show his consistency game after game, until the end of the season,” he said.”He has come back at a good level: he is clinical, with assists, with goals, and it’s important he continues this work and shows people the player he is, without the ball [and] with it.”He is making progress. It’s a good thing of course, [if] he continues all season with us.”last_img

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